Singapore economy

Singapore's headline inflation inches up in March, core inflation eases marginally

SINGAPORE'S headline inflation inched up in March, though core inflation eased marginally, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday.

Surprise export dive sparks fears of revision in GDP outlook

REGIONAL economies were behind the shock double-digit drop in Singapore's March exports, even as economists warned of a worsening drag on full-year economic growth.

Going islandwide is key to tourism sustainability

NORTH, south, east, west - it seems that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is certainly spreading its eggs out with prominent large-scale projects across the island.

Singapore exports hit double-digit slump in March; government cites high base effect

SINGAPORE’S export growth returned to the negative zone in March, partly on the previous year’s high base, according to government agency Enterprise Singapore (ESG) on Wednesday.

7-ha Jurong tourism playground among moves to fend off rivals

SINGAPORE is revamping its attractions and offerings with major projects spread out across the island, in efforts to buttress its position as a prime tourist destination on the back of keen...

Singapore Q1 GDP growth hits decade low

SINGAPORE'S economy is growing at the slowest clip since the global financial crisis, according to flash data for the first three months of the year.

Singapore retail sales sink 10% in February after earlier Chinese New Year

RETAIL sales in Singapore fell 10 per cent year on year in February, reversing sharply from a 7.6 per cent growth in January, according to the latest data from the Department of Statistics (Singstat...

Weak manufacturing drags Singapore economy to 1.3% growth in Q1, slowest since 2009

SINGAPORE seems to have started the year off on the wrong foot, with economic flash data coming in a shade beneath market expectations in the first quarter.

Employees should come first in Singapore's new digital economy

SINGAPORE has an exceptional enabling environment for innovation and digital transformation. It is a magnet for innovation centres and a testbed for imaginative people working on some of the most...

Electronics, precision engineering still dragging down factory output

SINGAPORE'S factory output has inched its way back into positive territory, although economists do not seem too impressed by the rebound.

Singapore factories post modest 0.7% growth in February

SINGAPORE factory output inched up in February, beating fears of a second month of decline.